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Biden prepping cybersecurity executive order in response to SolarWinds attack

April 29, 2021

Via: The Hill

President Biden is preparing a cybersecurity executive order focused on helping the country protect itself from future cyberattacks following the sophisticated SolarWinds hack that was discovered in December.

The order, as it is written now, includes a spate of requirements that companies who conduct business with the government will be instructed to follow, according to NPR.

“So essentially, federal government procurement allows us to say, if you’re doing business with the federal government, here’s a set of things you need to comply with in order to do business with us,” Anne Nueberger, the deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology at the White House, told NPR.

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